Auburn Community Hospital has received state approval to build a $14 million radiation treatment center that will be operated by Upstate University Hospital staff.
While the two health facilities are not united as one, the two have been working together to share various services over the last several years.
In its application to state regulators – those undergoing radiation treatments have to drive approximately one-hour each way to receive services.
The new facility would change that by placing radiation services in Auburn.
The Public Health and Health Planning Council approved the proposal, according to Syracuse.com, which will allow the plan to move forward.
Construction is slated to begin January 1, 2023 with completion projected by April 1, 2024. According to Syracuse.com, the hospital will lease the building from a company who is borrowing over $9.5 million. Then have the option to purchase it in the future.
Once completed, the radiation facility should generate more than $1 million in profit per year.
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